Swimming deep below the water in a billabong
on the South Coast of New South Wales
is a strange kind of animal,not a mammal,nor a
bird,not even a fish,but a Platypus.
A Platypus,a weird creature of creation,a bill like
a Duck,a tail like a beaver.
A creature so weird it is the talk of the nation.
It swims around seeking its prey,eating brunch
or a late lunch.
Later on in the day,she just swims for a bit of fun
then gets out of the water and has a preen.
It is getting hot so she applies some sunscreen.
Well Millie the Platypus is getting tired of eating
Crayfish,crabs and fish.
She has heard all about the city,she wants to
visit the big smoke.
Get dressed to the nines,lying around feeling
She wants to live a life,she wants to shine.
Well when a Platypus wants to shine,you don’t
get in its way,you step aside,and point it down
the right path.
Maybe she will get lucky and find a better half.
So Millie swims across the billabong,finding her
way to Woolongong.
But Millie wasn’t interested in the Gong,she
wanted to go all the way to Sydney.
She wanted to swim all around Botany Bay.
Millie wanted a platform,because she had
something to say.
She was no longer cared about getting dressed
up and going out on the town,she had a different
agenda,she wanted to save the day.
She was concerned about the state and welfare of
the rivers and streams,creeks and all the water ways.
But Millie doesn’t really like all the attention.
All she wants is to be free,to swim in clear clean water
free from pollution,free from run off,and all the other
A Platypus deserves to live a life in peace.
It is not after trouble,just to be left alone.
So if you are ever camping on the the South Coast
of New South Wales,and you hear a mournful sigh.
It is just Millie saying,just leave me alone,let me live